Your Weekend/Vacation Recovery Guide

What a weekend (or week) that was!


You went out, you ate and drank and had a blast! And now the fun is over and the consequences are setting in…you feel terrible. You woke up with a headache, an overall feeling of bloating and a sluggishness that you can’t shake.


Here’s how to reboot and keep the weekend from infringing upon who you want to be.


1. No More Junk! It may sound obvious, but the first step to recovering from all that fun you had is to stop the damage. No more naughty foods. No more alcohol (at least for a few days to reset for normal use).


When you are vacationing or partying it’s easy to remove your mindful eating and drinking mechanism, and to replace it with the anything-goes mindset. This makes sense for party-mode, but once you come back home and get back to real life it’s important to firmly put an end to the foods and drinks that keep you from being the woman you want to be. If you don’t, then you end up in the snowball cycle of making poor decisions > feeling gross > making more unhealthy decisions > feeling worse > so on and so forth.


You aren’t what you eat – you’re far more than that. However, the way you go about making decisions matters. You deserve only the best, so only give that to yourself.


2. Flush Your System. For the next 48 hours your main mission is to drink as much water as possible.


All of those poor food and drink choices result in dehydration, which manifests in a pounding headache and a feeling of sluggishness. Plan to sip on water throughout the next two days, adding in fresh sliced fruit, cucumbers, mint or basil to add a refreshing and rewarding flavor.


3. Get Some Rest. It may not sound super exciting to plan an early-to-bed night at the end of your weekend - or for the week, for that matter - but, come morning, you will be functioning much better with a little rest under your belt. Plan to get to bed early the next couple of days as well, and fit in a nap if possible.


4. Eat Cleansing Foods. You’ve stopped eating junk, now fill your diet with small, light meals consisting of fiber and a serving of protein. Stick with only whole foods for the next 48 hours.  You don’t need to reboot with a cleanse or a detox – flood your body with whole food nutrients and you’ll notice a difference immediately.


Fruits and fresh veggies should make up the bulk of your calories as you recover. Asparagus, leafy greens, citrus fruits, and raw veggies are all wonderful items to enjoy in addition to high quality, low fat protein.


5. Avoid Going Extreme. Although you may have ate and drank a LOT this weekend, swinging the pendulum too far in the other direction isn’t actually going to help. Overcompensation is rarely a winning idea.


Fight the urge to skip meals or to over-exercise in response to your indulgences. Going from one extreme to the other creates a bad cycle that leaves you feeling even more tired, and it has more of a “punishment” vibe than reward – and a healthy lifestyle should be a reward for how amazing you are.


In addition, taking your body from feast to famine will actually make you more prone for fat storage.


Getting and staying in great shape will not only help you bounce back from the weekend or vacation faster, it will also help you achieve healthy habits that will stick with you even as you party and vacation.


At 5:17, we’re not about deprivation or punishment, but creating a lifestyle that helps the strong, confident woman inside thrive. Our programs are sustainable and travel with you to the weekend party, happy hour or vacation because you won’t be a failure if you indulge, but you’ll have incredible habits and


In short, we’re disrupting an industry bent on oppression and condemnation and redefining what it means to be healthy and well. You do have what it takes, and we want to draw that out by empowering and encouraging you to care for the amazing you inside.


Why not get off that negative roller coaster? Start by getting Metabolically Classified today and learn how to realize your full potential with three simple steps – click here to claim your free consultation!

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